This month in the music scene

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September is a great month for music and the arts in Tasmania.

There is no shortage of events to attend and things to see and hear. Here are some of the events going on in Tassie this month that will help you to get your musical fix.

Jiving jazz

Each Sunday at MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, you can get your fix of toe-tapping jazz.
Every week between 1pm and 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, you can catch Jazz at MONA, featuring both local and national musicians.

If the sun is shining you can catch the performances on the lawn stage opposite the Ether Building, but if the weather is a little dubious then The Void will play host.

An angelic orchestra

In a show of local talent, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus tour is heading to Swansea. The performance will take place on September 22 and will feature choruses from operative composers such as Verdi, Wagner and Benjamin Britten. There will also be waltzes from Lecocq and Gounod.

Compositions from Beethoven and Eric Whitacre will make up part of the performance too – so you're in for a complete treat of a musical experience.

A night at the ballet

Do you love the romance and the grace of a beautiful ballet performance? Then you'll want to be in Launceston on September 25, when the Imperial Russian Ballet Company performs 'A Festival of Russian Ballet.'

The ballet is made up of three acts.

In the first, you will be dazzled by the nimble ballerinas dancing the Nutcracker with Tchaikovsky's gorgeous score providing the night's auditory delight.

In act two, the ballet dancers will bring to life Bolero, a dramatic and treasured ballet score composed by Maurice Ravel.  

Act three is aptly named the 'highlights' section and brings together features from many classical ballets including Carmen, Giselle, Can Can Surprise and more.

Beautiful shoreline walks at Swansea - Image Credit: Visit Swansea

Imperial Russian Ballet Company

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